The 10th edition of Defexpo India, a biennial exhibition on Land, Naval and Internal Homeland Security Systems, was held from 11 to 14 April 2018 at Thiruvidanthai in Kancheepuram district on the East Coast Road near Chennai.
The DefExpo witnessed four-days of hectic activities with underlined theme of ‘India: The Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub’ showcasing India’s capability in export of defence systems and components. More than 670 exhibitors, including over 150 international exhibitors took part in the event. The MSME sector had representation this time around 15 per cent.
The event reported voluminous footfall which also contributed to its grand success. On the sidelines of the DefExpo India – 2018, indigenously designed and built Indian Naval Ships Sahydari – a stealth frigate, Kamorta – anti submarine warfare corvette, Sumitra – a naval advanced offshore patrol vessel, Airavat – an amphibious ship and Kirch – a missile corvette were kept ‘Open to Visitors’ at Chennai Port for the first time in the history of DefExpo from 13 to 15 April 2018.